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WhatsApp Tricks to See Geolocation of Contacts Without Them Knowing

The messaging app has a little-known shortcut that lets you know where a contact is without them knowing.
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WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app, has a feature to track other people's location and find out where they are. To do this, simply share by pressing a button in the chat, without having to write the address, so that it is displayed on the map.

However, if you don't want to ask a contact to send their location, there is a trick to find out their geolocation without them knowing.

Location sharing function is one of the most frequently used by users when they meet friends and are late, to let them know that they are on their way.

There are two ways to send your location via WhatsApp:

  1. Sends the real address where you are, which will then appear on the map.
  2. Or post real-time positioning, allowing others to see where you are and where you're moving.
To send it, nothing is simpler, just click on the icon that represents the clip on Android or on the “+” sign on iPhone and choose one of the two options.

The problem with this function is that, by default, it is mandatory for others to share their location, although there is a trick that allows you to skip this step and find out their geolocation without them knowing. However, there are a series of conditions that must be met in order to be successful with this shortcut.

How to find out the geolocation of a contact without them sending it to you:

You'll need to open WhatsApp Web, the desktop version of the messaging app that's an extension of your phone account. On the other hand, you should use a computer equipped with at least Windows 10 operating system, as it doesn't work on Mac or Apple MacBook.

It's also important to speak recently with the person whose geolocation you want to know. Once the computer is on and the WhatsApp Web account is active, there are a few small steps to follow. The first thing to do is to close all the tabs on your PC that are running in the background.

You will then have to enter the WhatsApp conversation with that person from the desktop version of the platform and press Control + Alt + Delete. This will automatically open "Windows Task Manager".

At this point, you need to press Win + R to open the "Run Operating System" function, then type "cmd" and press the Enter key.

After performing this action, a command prompt appears, where you need to type 'netstat -an' and press Enter key again.

If all the steps have been done correctly, then you will be able to find the IP address of the other person, which you have to enter on this page to find out the approximate location of the person.

Using this trick, you can find out where someone in your contact list is without having to send you their location, although it might stop working at some point.

In this case, the alternative is to use a third party website, although this is not recommended for security reasons. With the shortcut, you can only chat about your approximate location and there's no way to find out your real-time geolocation without sharing it.

It's important to note that this trick should never be used to spy on or hurt other people. It's actually a shortcut designed for those times when you need to know the whereabouts of someone who for some reason isn't answering the phone.

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